The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar. Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening.
The Mosaic Co. plans to buy the phosphate business of CF Industries in a deal the fertilizer producer values at about $1.4 billion. The Plymouth, Minn., company will pay $1.2 billion in cash, plus $200 million to fund an escrow account CF Industries uses to fund certain retirement obligations in Florida.
Summer is officially over, but there’s still a few lawn chores you need to do because the secret to a beautiful lawn in the spring starts now. Susie Bachman said fall is a wonderful time to pay attention to your lawn, and it’s also crucial if you want your grass to look good when the snow melts in the spring.